Sheldon starts Online School

Sheldon starts Online School


Since I blog anonymously I have always referred to my son as just “my son”. Some bloggers create ingenious alias names for their kids but I never have but I really think it is time. Online school started on Monday and I have so much to tell you but we are still getting into the […]

Meltdowns Suck (but they do get better over time!)

Meltdowns Suck (but they do get better over time!)


Meltdowns really suck. I have been told that shutdowns are a form of meltdowns but I would rather deal with a shutdown any day of the week. Although when he shuts down I know that he is on the edge of a meltdown and I view the shutdown as him shutting himself, preventing the meltdown. […]

“Emotional Issues”


I am so sick from reading this story today about a 10 year old killing a 12 year old.  Any time that a child dies it is upsetting of course but this one really upset me to the point that I may take everyone’s advice now and take a break from reading the news. It […]

Emotional Withdrawal


I hate saying goodbye.  It is clearly a social skill that I have never really mastered.  There will probably be many blog posts about our “new adventure” over the next who knows how long but I first need to discuss a very difficult part for me. I apologize for any redundancy I am still working […]

Welcome 2012 and Homeschooling ?!?!

Welcome 2012 and Homeschooling ?!?!


I never thought I would write that as a title.  I guess we will be doing an online academy but will be at home.  Not sure correct term but guess I will be learning ASAP! I have written a lot about school refusal ever since that fateful day of the pep rally. He has never […]

Why Twitter?  Why?

Why Twitter? Why?


I absolutely love Twitter. I am clearly an addict because when it stops working I panic. Like right now! I was on facebook first and honestly I had only started that at the end of 2010. When I started my blog I figured out how to do a fan page and that was awesome. I […]

The fog has lifted (I hope)

The fog has lifted (I hope)


I am trying to put it into perspective that every year Thanksgiving gets better since my grandmother died. We have worked really hard to make the Holiday a happy time for my son and for all of us. This year was actually really good and you can read about our Thanksgiving holiday here. He did […]

Tackling Video Games


My son has always loved video games.  At a restaurant or during a long car ride it has come in handy.  It has also been a good obsession because it has been age appropriate and has given him a means to bond with his peers.  Additionally when he is sad or sick it provides a […]

Moving in the Right Direction


On Tuesday when my son stayed home he seemed really depressed so I let him go get the new Call of Duty game that day.  I was really surprised that there were so many kids in that line instead of being in school!  I was hoping that the game would cheer him up and in […]

Bad Day with Asperger’s

Bad Day with Asperger’s


I usually have a positive outlook on Asperger’s and my son.  I honestly would not change his personality but there are things that make life hard for him.  I have written a lot about the events that occurred a couple of weeks ago and how he needs to get back in to the routine.  Today […]